We are often called upon by our colleagues to justify our efforts: how much time/money will something take and what will the return on the investment (ROI) be? By analyzing the ROI, we decide where to place our valuable and often scarce resources. Read on and find out why it pays to have a coach in the corner.
In today’s digital workplace, we use technology to quickly communicate with each other on a daily basis; for many, this is the preferred way of connecting. However, people still yearn for, and need, day-to-day (D2D) conversations with their senior leaders and each other. In this article we’ll examine the reality, importance and benefit of having face-to-face (F2F) conversations with colleagues and direct reports.
If there is one thing we can likely agree on, it is that truly listening to people is a lost art form. Too often, we are moving onto the next meeting, distracted by our smartphones or caught up in the next task. Here, but not “hearing,” we cannot live in the moment. As a result, we are missing opportunities to not only be present for the individual who is speaking, but to act on what is being said.
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